In the late 1950s, Dwight Jessup’s political science professor at Bethel University introduced him to the Baptist Joint Committee. More than 50 years later, Jessup’s relationship with the BJC is going strong. Jessup serves on the BJC Board of Directors as a representative from Converge. A retired university and seminary academic administrator, Jessup stays up-to-date with church-state policy issues and litigation by reading Report from the Capital. “Early on, I subscribed (in those days one had to pay for it),” he wrote, “and still have a copy of every issue published since 1979.” Jessup and his wife, Karin, believe that the BJC plays an essential role of a watchdog always on guard to protect religious liberty. The Jessups support the BJC annually and donated to the recent capital campaign. The Jessups have also chosen to help permanently ensure the BJC’s work by leaving the organization in their will. “We believe our financial support will help sustain the work of the BJC into the future,” wrote Jessup. “We find it to be an excellent way to exercise our God-given stewardship of influence for the good of His kingdom work.” Show your commitment to religious freedom by becoming a planned giving donor today. To learn more about making a planned gift to the BJC, please contact Taryn Deaton, director of development, at tdeaton@BJConline.org or 202-544-4226. If you have already included the BJC in your estate plans, please let us know by completing this simple form.